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1 1 WELCOME! Cedarville University Engineering & Computer Science Day 2014 Bob Chasnov, Ph.D., P.E. Chair

2 2 Our Purpose: to produce graduates with exemplary character, conduct, and technical skill Cedarville University Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science Engineering and Computer Science

3 3 Department Faculty Mechanical Engineering Dr. Bob Chasnov—1991 Dr. Hardy Hegna—1992 Dr. Larry Zavodney—1992 Dr. Tom Thompson—1995 Dr. Tim Dewhurst—1996 Mr. Jay Kinsinger—1999 Dr. Tim Norman—2003 Dr. George Qin—2012 Dr. Darren Holland—2013 Electrical Engineering Dr. Sam SanGregory—1993 Dr. Jeff Shortt—1996 Dr. Tim Tuinstra—2002 Dr. Gerry Brown—2004 Dr. Tim Yao—2009 Computer Science Dr. Dave Gallagher—2000 Dr. Keith Shomper—2003 Mr. Seth Hamman—2012 Computer Engineering Dr. Clint Kohl—1994 Dr. Vicky Fang—2004

4 4 Engr & CS at Cedarville  1990 First students admitted to ME and EE degree programs  1992 ENS opens, third class admitted  1994 First class of 24 students graduates, ABET site Visit  1995 ABET accredits ME and EE programs (retroactive)  2001  charters Ohio Nu chapter at CU  2002 Computer Engineering (BSCpE) program begins  2003 Growth of programs requires five new labs in ENS  2005 Engineering Projects Laboratory (EPL) opens  2005 Computer Science migrates to Engineering  2006 First CpE Graduates  2006 BioMedical minor first offered  2007 ABET accredits CpE and CS programs (retroactive)  2010 Department moves to first in student enrollment  2012 Two project labs replace three faculty offices in EPL

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8 Composite ACT Scores of New Freshmen by Department Source: CU Factbook 200820092010201120122013 Engineering & CS27.327.627.928.0 28.4 PharmacyN/A 27.227.5 27.6 Science & Math26.927.127.427.928.127.1 Cedarville Avg.25.726. Nat'l Avg. (CP)22.0 21.921.8 Academic Strength of Freshmen


10 10 Job Outlook Field20102020Growth Computer Engineering 70,00076,300+9% Computer Science 913,1001,184,000+30% Electrical Engineering 294,000311,600+6% Mechanical Engineering 243,200264,500+9% Sources: BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012 Edition

11 11 Average Starting Salaries (2013) MajorSalary Computer Engineering$70,400 Computer Science$64,800 Electrical Engineering$63,400 Mechanical Engineering$64,000 Source: April 2013 Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers

12 12 What’s unique about each of the majors?

13 13 ME Laboratory Experiences  Engineering Graphics  Heat Transfer  Refrigeration  Materials Testing  Engine Testing  Pressure Vessels  Manufacturing  Vibrations  Fluids  Digital Logic Design  Circuits & Instrumentation  Electrical Machines  Controls

14 14 What’s the difference?

15 15 Controls Electronics II Electromagnetics Comm. Theory EE Sr. Design Dynamics Microcontrollers C++ Programming Professional Ethics Digital Logic Design Statics Circuits Electronics I Thermal Systems ElectricalEngineering Data Bases Compiler Theory Software Engineering Language Survey Web Applications Compiler Theory Algorithms OOP w/ Java Data Structures Discrete Math Prob. & Stat ComputerScience Cp. Senior Design Computer Architectures Adv. Digital Logic Design Adv. Computer Architectures Computer Engineering

16 16 When must I declare my Major?  First semester is nearly common but, watch out for Computer Engineering  Engineering Students should declare EE/ME by the spring semester of their first year  Faculty Advisors are always available for consultation

17 17 How long does it take to get the degree ?  Most students graduate in 4 years  Many students choose a 4 ½ or 5 year plan to allow for:  Pre-Calculus (5 yr) Science/~/Media/7157BD3B89184632B1EB4F62A92CC00C.ashx Science/~/Media/7157BD3B89184632B1EB4F62A92CC00C.ashx  ROTC (4 ½ or 5 yr)  Co-op (5yr)  NCAA D II Athletics  Add another minor  More relaxed pace

18 18 (Co-op Program) What is Cooperative Education? (Co-op Program)  Voluntary work-study program  Provides student with industrial experience before graduation  Supervised by a company engineer  Part of their education program  Students maintain full-time status  Adds one year to the BS program  Students receive a Co-op certificate

19 19 FallSpringSummer Freshman School Open (school/work) Sophomore School Open (school/work) Junior I SchoolCo-op IOpen (school/work) Junior II Co-op IISchoolCo-op III Senior School How is Co-op scheduled?

20 20 What about Honors?  Begins with University Honors program in Freshman year  Engineering honors courses in junior/senior years  Requires one extra technical elective  Offers a greater challenge

21 21 Tau Beta Pi Ohio Nu Chapter Chartered 2001 National Engineering Honor Society

22 22 What do Engineers DO? Solve Problems! Analysis Design Testing Research Development Manufacturing Production Operations Sales Marketing Management Teaching With a Focus on Missions

23 ME Senior Design 2012-2013 l Aero Design — Micro Class l Hip Implant — Metal-on-Metal l Solar Splash — Hydrofoils l Shell Eco — Expanded Cycle Engine — 3-D CFD of body — 3-D CFD of body — Urban Concept — Urban Concept l Formula SAE l Microfluidics Cell

24 EE/CpE Senior Design l Balloon Data Collection (2 teams) l RoboBoat l Solar-Powered Cell-Phone Charger

25 CS Senior Design l Campus Compass l Burris Logistics App for Cell Phones l Student Collaborative Grade Book l HCJB Radio Automation

26 26 2012-2013 Competitions

27 Competition Results Solar Splash Finished 1 st place overall in storm-laden Iowa ASEE Robotics Finished 1 st place ASME Old Guard Oral Finished 1 st place of 13 International competitors Aero Design Underclassman finished 6 th overall and 3 rd in presentation Seniors finished 7 th overall and 2 nd in design Shell Eco Marathon All electric – 4 th place @ 325.3 mi/kWh Gasoline – 4 th place @ 1391.5 mpg Urban Concept – qualified but didn’t complete the course

28 ACM Competition Result l CU team finished 9 th of 126 teams l Behind 4 schools in North America –Carnegie Mellon (4 in top 10) –U of Waterloo (2 in top 10) –U of Toronto (1 in top 10) –U of Michigan (8 th place just ahead of CU) l Ahead of such notables as Notre Dame, Purdue, Michigan State, OSU, U Dayton, WSU, U Cincinnati

29 29 Student Organizations  ACM – Association for Computing Machinery  ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers  IEEE– Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers  SEAM – Society of Engineers Aiding Missions  SWE – Society of Women Engineers

30 30 Serving Others Through Technology  Professionals (through NGOs) have access to many countries  Many mission boards are seeking engineers to address third-world problems (clean drinking water, disposal of sewage, electricity, technical literacy)  Cedarville engineering and computer science students and faculty have successfully completed MIS trips  Cedarville engineering alumni have taking employment overseas after graduation

31 31 by Laura Hinkley, Public Relations Writer February 4, 2014 Cedarville’s Society of Engineers Aiding Missions Society of Engineers Aiding Missions (SEAM) and a group of business students have joined together in the “Liberia Lights” Project. This work involves creating and distributing solar-powered lights to pastors and seminary students in Liberia. A civil war that began in 1989 in Liberia wiped out the country’s power grid, and it has been a long process of rebuilding. This means that there is limited electricity, especially in rural areas. The engineering students from SEAM have been building and distributing the solar-powered lights in Liberia as a part of a missions trip, on which they have distributed the lights to Liberian pastors and seminary students. The lights allow them to be productive at night after the sun has gone down.

32 32 SEAM: Lights for Liberia

33 33 HCJB 2013 Spring Break Trip Dr. Jeff Shortt and Students at HCJB headquarters

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35 35 Computer Science in Romania

36 36 Society of Women Engineers  SWE o rganizes one or more Service Projects each year for the benefit of sharing their passion for engineering with elementary school students  Fall 2013 Project was a connection with Perrin Wood Elementary in Springfield, OH  Constructing and launching pop bottle rockets which rely on compressed air and water for their source of propulsion

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38 38 What does Cedarville Expect of me?

39 39 Computer Literacy?  Incoming students cover the spectrum  The Freshmen year introduces computers and a number of computing tools  Students learn new computer applications very quickly  It is helpful if you know how to use a word processor and spreadsheet

40 40 Should I bring my own Computer?  Absolutely! PC or Apple?  Useful for e-mail, Internet, report writing.  Wireless internet available campus wide.  Although most engineering software is not licensed to run on student-provided computers, IT is working on a system which downloads data in real-time  We provide up-to-date equipment in computer and engineering labs

41 41 What Calculator will I Need?  A basic scientific calculator is fine  Exponentials & logarithms  Trig functions & their inverses, with degree and radian modes  Rectangular to polar conversion  Binary/octal/hexadecimal modes nice if EE, CpE, or CS major  Hyperbolic functions & their inverses  Graphing and symbolic manipulations not necessary

42 42 What Courses will I need to Take?  Math, algebra, more math, geometry  Trig, more math, Pre-Calculus  CU Offers Pre Calculus online in the summer  Physics & Chemistry  Two or more years of the same foreign language  English composition (AP not accepted by CU)  AP calculus & physics are helpful but not required

43 43 What can I do to get Ahead?  While in High School  Consider Dual Enrollment  See  Pre-Calculus  Engineering Graphics  Bible, History, Composition, Literature…  Summer before coming  Pre-Calculus on-line  Engineering Graphics on-line

44 44 Cedarville Distinctives Emphasis on fundamentals Solid theoretical foundation Extensive laboratory experiences Professors who love their students Opportunities to work on team projects Opportunities to interact with professionals Program couched in a Liberal Arts education Opportunities to develop communication skills

45 45 Liberal Arts Foundation Bible Curriculum (5 courses) Composition, Speech, Literature Physical Education (1 course) Social Sciences (4 courses) Biology

46 46 Annual Cardboard Canoe Race Homecoming Friday – 3:00 P.M.

47 47 WHEN: June 9-13 & June 23-27 WHERE: Here! Cedarville University WHAT: Exploration Education Inspiration Competition Memories! Experience ENGR & CS!

48 48 A Look to the Future l l Civil Engineering is now the #2 undergraduate engineering program l l Cedarville has developed a curriculum which will be ABET-accreditable l l We are marching through the approval process and hope to start in Fall 2015 l l Please Pray with us for our – –Faculty Needs – –Facilities Needs – –Funding Needs

49 49 What’s Next ? 2:00 – 4:00 3:30 – 4:00 3:30 – 4:15 4:15 – 5:10 5:15 – 6:15 Open Labs & Demos EPL Open Refreshments in ENS Women in Engineering Financial Aid Presentation Q & A Panel with Alumni Dinner with Faculty & Alumni

50 50 Questions?

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